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Patrick Cummins is an associate in Middleton’s intellectual property practice group and a registered patent attorney.  Patrick has experience on both sides of patent prosecution, specifically as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and as a patent attorney in Silicon Valley working with large technology companies.  He earned his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville, and focuses his practice on developing patents in a wide range of electrical-related subject matter such as software, hardware, signal processing, power management, networking, content licenses, payment systems, manufacturing, control systems, device testing, display circuits, encryption, wireless communications, and various circuit components.



Professional & Community Activities

Associate, Downey Brand, Silicon Valley, California, 2015-2016

Associate, Womble Carlyle, Silicon Valley, California, 2014-2015

Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Virginia, 2012-2014

Member, California Bar Association


  • California


University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2012

University of Louisville, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2008

University of Louisville, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2007

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